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    UK Theatrical Screening of Osamu Tezuka`s METROPOLIS

    Source: Barbican Centre Special Thanks to Laura Bushell, Sarah Harvey Publicity In the mighty city of Metropolis, powerful men jockeying for position under dictator Duke Red plot their own advancement, while detective Ban and his nephew come from overseas hunting an international criminal. Meanwhile the Duke is driving technology to its limits in pursuit of two insane dreams - control of a superweapon and recovery of a beloved, lost child - while another child yearns for his love and approval. All the while, the rumblings of dissent are growing, as a despised urban underclass seeks justice in this very contemporary classic. On June 24, the Barbican Centre in London will host a theatrical screening of the 2001 anime film METROPOLIS, directed by Rintaro (GALAXY EXPRESS 999, DOOMED MEGALOPOLIS). The movie is based on the 1949 manga by the legendary Osamu Tezuka (ASTRO BOY, AMBASSADOR MAGMA), which in turn was inspired by a single image from Fritz Lang’s classic silent movie. Animated by a stellar team after Tezuka’s death, METROPOLIS is both a powerful tribute and a wonderful film in its own right, with memorable imagery and a jazz score that’s pure delight. (Japan 2001, 108 min, PG) The Barbican Centre is the largest multi-arts centre in Europe, featuring art, film, music, theatre, dance and education all under one roof. It is located on Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS. For more information check the Cinema Hotline at 0845 120 7527. METROPOLIS Tuesday June 24, 8.30pm Standard ticket prices: Adults: £8.50/£7.00 online Barbican members/Over 60s/Students in full time education with valid student card/unwaged: £6.00 The screening will be introduced by Helen McCarthy, author of The Anime! Movie Guide, Hayao Miyazaki: Master of Japanese Animation, and founder of the magazine AnimeFX.
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